Virtually accessible: empowering students to advocate for accessibility and support universal design

Virtually accessible: empowering students to advocate for accessibility and support universal design Students' professional training often focuses on narrow technical considerations that exclude accessibility concerns and universal design perspectives. This can make them ill-equipped to understand the importance of accessibility approaches let alone become advocates for them. This article explores how students who design Web sites and work with computer end users in support capacities can be introduced to accessibility approaches and empowered to promote them in organizational contexts. The issues involved can also be used as springboards for examination of larger matters concerning universal design perspectives and humanistic approaches to management. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech Emerald Publishing

Virtually accessible: empowering students to advocate for accessibility and support universal design

Library Hi Tech, Volume 20 (4): 10 – Dec 1, 2002

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0737-8831
DOI
10.1108/07378830210452659
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Abstract

Students' professional training often focuses on narrow technical considerations that exclude accessibility concerns and universal design perspectives. This can make them ill-equipped to understand the importance of accessibility approaches let alone become advocates for them. This article explores how students who design Web sites and work with computer end users in support capacities can be introduced to accessibility approaches and empowered to promote them in organizational contexts. The issues involved can also be used as springboards for examination of larger matters concerning universal design perspectives and humanistic approaches to management.

Journal

Library Hi TechEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2002

Keywords: Disabled people; Blind people; Empowerment; Web sites

References

  • Internet recruiting and employment discrimination: a legal perspective
    Hogler, R.; Henle, C.; Bemus, C.
  • An aesthetic approach to virtual community
    Rehm, M.

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